Spencer R. Weart

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Spencer R. Weart

Spencer R. Weart (born 1942) was the director of the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) from 1971 until his retirement in 2009. Originally trained as a physicist, he is now a historian of science.[1] He earned his B.A. in Physics at Cornell University in 1963 and a Ph.D. in Physics and Astrophysics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1968.

He has produced numerous historical articles, two children’s science books, and written or co-edited eleven other books,[2] including:

While at AIP he also produced and edited an award-winning website with historical exhibits.


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